Champagne & Chocolate!
Fri 13th – Mon 16th September 2019
Fancy a weekend of indulgence ? Join us on this “grape escape” as we travel through continental countryside to sample some of the finest produce in the world.
Departing South Wales, we take you on to northern France and on to the Ibis Styles hotel in Lille city centre for a three night bed and breakfast stay. Lille is a former ‘Capital of Culture’, and home to beautiful architecture, great museums, art centres and fabulous restaurants. Local wines and creperies are a plenty in this easy going city. Situated close to the Belgian border it’s a mix of Flemish cheerfulness and French elegance.. perfect for a weekend away!
Day Two – Reims and Champagne
Today we’ll drive two hours south of Lille to visit the unofficial capital of the champagne region, Reims. The city is famed for it’s 900 year old cathedral where every single French king was crowned. It’s also perfect to grab a little lunch before we head to the GH Mumm Champagne House. We’ll explore the intricate world of champagne making, visit the museum..and if you’re good..maybe get a taste of the sparkling gold itself.
Day Three – Chocolate Tasting
From the best that France has to offer to the best of Belgium. Yes we cross over the nearby border to the land of beer, lace and of course..chocolate! Paying a visit to Chocolaterie Ledoux near Ypres for a demonstration of how they make these delicious works of art, and there’ll be a little tasting too! The evening will be free in Lille.
Time to bid a fond farewell to the continent as we return via the channel to south east England and begin our journey back home.
Price: £299 per person based on two sharing a room (over 18’s only)
£60 single supplement
|Deposit||Non refundable deposit of £80 per person payable upon booking. Final balance due six weeks before travel.|
We pick up across Wales from the following locations listed below. If you have any questions about our pick up point please contact us.
- Carmarthen Railway Station
- Llandeilo Jones International Garage
- Llandybie Premier Stores bus stop
- Ammanford Shoppers world / welfare
- Tycroes Square
- Pont Abraham Services
- Llanelli Morissons Parc Pemberton bus stop
- Fforestfach Argos
- Penllergaer Services (M4)
- Briton Ferry McDonald’s
- Port Talbot Plaza
- Sarn Services (M4)
- Cardiff West Services (M4)
- Cardiff Gate Services (M4)
- Newport Railway Station